Our vision

Our vision is that if you are at the end of life, living with a neurological condition or dealing with bereavement, you receive support designed around your life and your needs, regardless of where you live or who provides your care.

We work towards this in a number of ways:

  • We campaign to improve palliative, neurological and bereavement care by highlighting what needs to change.
  • We influence government policy by providing evidence of where improvements need to be made.
  • We work in coalition with other charities and organisations who share our aims and values so that collectively our voice is stronger.
  • We lobby elected politicians of all parties to make the case to improve care and support, nationally and locally.
  • We present evidence to organisations that commission health and care services to make the case for better care and support for people at the end of life, living with a neurological condition or dealing with bereavement.

The influencing team

Emma Vasey is our Head of Influencing and Engagement, leading the charity’s policy and public affairs activity, supporting our strategic goals to influence models of care.

Leanne Creighton is our Policy and Public Affairs Manager, overseeing our work in England and Scotland. Leanne has over a decade of experience in the charity sector.

John kemp is our Stakeholder Engagement Manager, he engages with the eight Integrated Care Sysytems that Sue Ryder delivers services within. 

Sophie Meagher is our Policy and Public Affairs Officer, supporting the delivery of Sue Ryder’s strategic goal to influence policy on palliative, neurological and bereavement care.

For further information about our influencing work, or if you have any questions, please contact the team at campaigns@sueryder.org